Laos records first two coronavirus cases

A photo taken on Feb 20, 2020 shows security staff with protective masks next to a x-ray scanner at the entrance to a venue where China and ASEAN foreign ministers are holding a summit on the coronavirus in Vientiane, Laos.
A photo taken on Feb 20, 2020 shows security staff with protective masks next to a x-ray scanner at the entrance to a venue where China and ASEAN foreign ministers are holding a summit on the coronavirus in Vientiane, Laos.PHOTO: AFP

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Laos has recorded its first two coronavirus cases, a news report on Thai state-owned media MCOT said on Tuesday (March 24), citing the Laos Health Ministry.

The two cases include a 28-year-old male hotel worker and a 36-year-old female tour guide, both in the capital Vientiane, a news report said.

The two patients have travelled abroad and work closely with foreigners. They are currently being treated at a hospital, the news report said.